R.E.A.CH. is the EU short cut for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. The REACH regulation 1907/2006/EC entered into force on 01.06.2007 and has direct validity in all EU Member States. This regulation is directed at the same time at producers, importers and users, consequently also at steel works with their respective steel products and byproducts (slag).
The steel products manufactured by the works of the Riva Group (e.g. billets, coils, bars) are subject to registration according to the REACH regulation 1907/2006. The byproducts (steel works slags) produced as a result of the steel production were registrated according to the REACH regulation, specifically EAF slag, registered in the category „Slags, steelmaking electric furnace (EAFC)“, and LF slag (also secondary slag), registered in the category „Slags, steelmaking (SMS)“. The registration took place under the technical supervision of the „Reach Ferrous Slags Consortium (RFSC)“, of which Brandenburger and Hennigsdorfer Elektrostahlwerke are members.
As for the obligation imposed by Article 33 of the Regulation to communicate information on the substances contained in articles, we confirm that no SVHC substance included in the Candidate List updated as of 12.07.2022 for final inclusion on Annex XIV is contained in our steel products with a concentration > 0,1 % w/w of the whole article. Our company will regularly continue to monitor this List as it evolves and will inform you where relevant. A corresponding customer information letter relating to our steel products can be found in the following link.